The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, visited this week in Moratalla forest regeneration work in the area affected by the 1994 fire and the regulation of irrigation reservoirs of the river irrigation community that have enabled Alhárabe modernization of over a thousand hectares of irrigable area.
Cerdá, along with the CEOs of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity, Pablo Fernandez and Irrigation and Rural Development, Julio Bernal, visited the actions of regeneration Stakeout included in the project area affected by the fire that destroyed about 28,000 hectares of forest land.
Their work covers a total of 1,274 hectares in the mountains of El Algaidón, The Blacksmith and La Silla.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water has already acted in 55 percent of the area burned by Moratalla, with an accumulated investment of 12 million euros, mainly for silvicultural
Also, it is acting in the creation of new auxiliary belts and the settlement of existing drainage on slopes, and in the preparation of rural roads within the Plan of Northwest-Mula River, which has allowed the improvement of 95 kilometers of rural roads with an investment of 2.3 billion euros.
This network will be expanded this year with the refurbishment of 30 new miles of roads.
Visit the irrigation reservoirs
The responsible regional regulators also visited the irrigation reservoir area of La Puerta and the Turmal, whose works have just completed, and checked the status of work on the new dam of the farm, which will improve the conditions for regulating the flow from the headwaters of the river irrigation Alhárabe.
This infrastructure, with an investment of over 2.5 million, can store up to 300,000 cubic meters of water.
The Community, with the support of the farmers, working since 1998 in the works of modernization of irrigation from rivers and Benamor Alhárabe with an investment of 8.7 billion euros.
In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water has awarded a grant of five million euros for the irrigation carried out the final part of the preparation of its irrigated areas.